Remembering Alexander Kyle (Sandy) Stuart

Alexander Kyle (Sandy) Stuart (ChemE 4T7, P.Eng., C.M.), a recognized Canadian and global authority on hydrogen generation and the use of hydrogen as an environmental friendly fuel, passed away on December 20, 2014 at the age of 91. His many accomplishments will be remembered.

His many career accomplishments were recognized by our Faculty in 2005 when Sandy was inducted into our Hall of Distinction – an assembly of outstanding alumni who have achieved great success and who exemplify the excellence of our graduates and Faculty.

A few of Sandy’s many achievements include:

  • Co-founding The Electrolyser Corporation Ltd. in 1948. The company subsequently became Stuart Energy Systems and led to the sale of some 1,000 electrolytic hydrogen plants in 100 countries.
  • Creating innovations in hydrogen energy technology, such as the design of the world’s largest water electrolysis cell and implementation of multiple hydrogen energy systems including renewable energy storage and fueling systems for cars and buses.
  • Serving as the Chair of Export Development Canada, the Nature Conservatory of Canada, the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association, and the Canadian Hydrogen Association.

A talented engineering inventor, Sandy will be remembered to those who knew him best as a husband, father, grandfather, friend, World War II veteran and advocate for the natural environment and sustainable energy.